More than nine million Germans died as a result of Allied starvation and expulsion policies in the first five years after the Second World War – a total far in excess of the figures actually reported. That these deaths occurred at all is still being concealed and denied, especially by Western governments. Following the world-wide success of his earlier book, Other Losses, which documented the deaths of about one million Axis prisoners in Allied camps after the war, James Bacque flew to Moscow to work in the newly opened KGB archives. The first English-speaking writer to gain access to these files, he found new proof of the mass deaths of prisoners. He is also the first writer to publish recently declassified information from the renowned Hoover Institution in California. Some other important American papers were specially declassified for this book.